Join the Effort - Together, We Accomplish More.

Community volunteers are the strength of salmon recovery in Whatcom County.  

The seeds of NSEA sprouted around dining room tables of dedicated volunteers in 1988. Today, community work parties engage hundreds of dedicated volunteers in the restoration of salmon habitat.

Watch Volunteers in Action along Squalicum Creek

2014 AND 2015 Volunteer participation numbers

  • 39,052 hours contributed by volunteers
  • 3,911 community volunteers supported 111 community work parties
  • 290 parents participated as chaperones for student outdoor field trips

NSEA Volunteers of the Year

Our democracy requires [people] to come together around causes that they care about.
— David Eisner, a national leader in volunteering and service